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Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Last Barn Dance (#101H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A story about farming, fragility, and a fight to save the family business. Randy Lewis struggles to save his dairy farm in the piedmont region of North Carolina, where dozens of family-owned dairies have disappeared. While keeping the business afloat Randy also hosts one of the only true old-time barn dances left in the region, keeping the tradition alive and the community that loves it. A film by Jason Arthurs.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me (#102H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A touching portrait of Tommy Onorato, a 60 year-old man with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the life-long dream of singing with a Big Band. Armed with his golden voice and his All-American optimism, Tommy embarks on a quest to have the "world on a string." A film by Rodrigo Dorfman.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

120 Days (#208) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

By Ted Roach. Due to his immigration status, family man Miguel Cortes must make a tough choice. After an unexpected traffic stop, a North Carolina judge has offered Miguel 120 days to get his affairs in order and self-deport to Mexico - leaving his wife and two daughters. Will he leave for Mexico or disappear into the shadows in his adopted homeland?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:00am Remind me

Cotton Road (#103H) Duration: 55:27 STEREO TVG

Americans consume nearly 20 billion items of clothing each year, yet few of us know how our clothes are made, much less who produces them. This film follows the cotton commodity from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories, illuminating the people and processes behind a global supply chain. By Laura Kissel.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 14, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Episode #104H Duration: 26:37 STEREO TVG

Tells the story of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana and the Native American community fighting to save its culture as its land washes away. A Film by Rebecca Ferris.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Counter Histories: Rock Hill (#105H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In 1961 nine college men decided they were ready to go to jail to fight segregation laws and inequality in Rock Hill, SC. Their sit-in at the local whites-only lunch counter changed the course of the civil rights movement by introducing a new strategy. This film explores the story of the 'Friendship 9', and the human capacity to find courage, take action, and inspire change. By Ellen Barnard and Fr3deR1ck Taylor.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 28, 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 World: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 11:00am 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.