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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Private Violence (#209H) Duration: 54:16 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 9: Thu, May 4, 2017 -- 11:03pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, May 5, 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 Life: Fri, May 5, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 3:30am 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 9: Thu, May 11, 2017 -- 11:03pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, May 12, 2017 -- 5:03am 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, May 12, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 13, 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 9: Thu, May 18, 2017 -- 11:05pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, May 19, 2017 -- 5:05am 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, May 19, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 20, 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, May 26, 2017 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 27, 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.