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Bending Sticks (#106H) Duration: 55:07 STEREO TVG

Celebrates the 25-year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of stick work and reveals Dougherty's process, personal story and inspirations. By Penelope Maunsell and Kenny Dalsheimer.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Mar 25, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Red Wolf Revival (#210H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

By Rosh Patel and Madison McClintock. Three decades ago, the nearly-extinct red wolf was reintroduced in North Carolina. While this flagship conservation effort paved the way for reintroducing several other species across the country, today fewer than 100 wild red wolves remain - and their fate hinges on significant biological, political, cultural and economic challenges.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Mar 25, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 5, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

Deep Run (#203H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

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, Mar 31, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me

An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana's Croatian-Americans (#211H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

By James Catano. Little-known even in their home state, the Croatians of Lower Plaquemines Parish have used grit and determination to build an oystering industry that has made Louisiana famous. Follow the lives of four figures who embody the 150-year Croatian experience in Louisiana and share in the history of this unique tight-knit community.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 9, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 5:30am 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 9: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 11:03pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 -- 5:03am Remind me

120 Days (#208H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

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 Life: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 -- 11:03pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 -- 5:03am Remind me

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 World: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 5:30am 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 9: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 11:03pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 -- 5:03am Remind me

Private Violence (#209H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

By Cynthia Hill. With at least four women murdered each day by abusive (and often, ex) partners, a woman in America is most in danger in her own home. Witness the complex realities of intimate partner violence through the eyes of two survivors: Deanna Walters, a mother seeking justice for her estranged husband's crimes against her, and victims' advocate Kit Gruelle. Executive produced by Gloria Steinem.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 15, 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 World: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 -- 5:30am 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 World: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Shake 'Em On Down: The Blues According to Fred McDowell (#212H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

By Joe York and Scott Barretta. Through interviews and never-before-seen footage, delight in the story of Mississippi sharecropper of Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues, who was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959, traveled to Europe with the Rolling Stones in the mid-1960s, mentored Bonnie Raitt, and influenced the music of many others including RL Burnside, Taj Mahal and the North Mississippi All Stars.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

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

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    • 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.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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.