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Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Knick & Modern Medicine (#203H) Duration: 26:45 STEREO TVG

Dr. Heather Berlin and Faith Salie are joined by Dr. Jill Bargonetti, Professor of Biological Sciences at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, to talk about race and science in the Steven Soderbergh Cinemax series, The Knick.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 12:30am Remind me

Dr. Who: Quantum Physicist (#204H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Dr. Heather Berlin and Faith Salie are joined by Mukund Vengalattore, atomic physicist and Assistant Professor of Physics at Cornell University, to talk about quantum physics in the British sci-fi show, Doctor Who.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 12:30am Remind me

The Economics of the Hunger Games (#205H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Dr. Heather Berlin and Faith Salie are joined by Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and former economic adviser to Vice President Biden, to talk about economics in "The Hunger Games."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 12:30am Remind me

In the Heart of The Sea, White Whales and Conservation (#206H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Aquanaut and filmmaker Fabien Cousteau joins the show to talk about Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea. To begin, Cousteau breaks down the likelihood of a sperm whale attacking a ship, and what might motivate such behavior, including mistaking the ship for a competing whale and protecting its young. The realism of the vindictiveness displayed by the whale in the film is also considered. The role of whale oil in the 19th century is assessed next, and the diving ability of whales is discussed. Cousteau then offers his insights, as an aquanaut, on the similarities and differences between outer space and the deep ocean, including weightlessness, slowed down motion, and living arrangements. The final topic is the current state of the ocean and the environmental issues arising from chronic over-fishing and pollution.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 12:30am Remind me

Inside Out and the Science of Comedy (#207H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Comedian, actor, and author Lewis Black joins the show to talk about Disney's animated film Inside Out - in which he voices the role of "Anger" - and the science of comedy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 12:30am 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.