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Morocco: Secret Village (#118H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Explorer Richard Wiese discovers the many mysteries of Morocco. In the remote Atlas Mountains, Richard journeys to a village that has never been visited by Westerners and where time seems to stand still. He's welcomed into a community of Berbers, who teach him the secrets for traditional tanjia cooking and making butter in a goat bladder. Richard takes part in a traditional wedding ceremony.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 8:00pm
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 2:00am

Uganda: Mountain Gorillas (#119H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Deep in the heart of Uganda lies the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, one of the world's last refuges for mountain gorillas. Richard Wiese joins a group of trackers as they come face to face with these extraordinary elusive creatures. He meets a tribe of Batwa Pygmies, who lived amidst the gorillas in the Bwindi Forest. He finds out how these people have adapted to a new life in the village after moving out of the forest to save their primate neighbors.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

South Africa: Turtles and Tsongas (#120H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The tale of the turtle takes place on the beaches of South Africa's Rocktail Bay, on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Richard Wiese travels here to search for the extraordinary 300-pound loggerhead turtle, which swims thousands of miles each year to lay its eggs on the same beach where it was born. Richard joins a Tsonga tribesman to catch fish in unusual reed traps and visits a rural primary school to see how the next generation of South Africans is coming of age.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 31, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 1, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Australia: Secret Outback (#121H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In this episode, Richard journeys to Australia to discover its secret outback. From the Northern Territory to the Tiwi Islands. He meets the elders and families of Tiwi along with its artists. Richard goes "outbush" to learn how to survive and live on the land with his hosts. He spears fish and crabs, collects mud mussels. He learns about local customs, dances, and joins in a smoking ceremony to banish stress and demons.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Turkey: Land of Legends (#122H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Richard Wiese travels to Turkey, the ancient crossroads of civilization. In Istanbul, he meets a family that has been creating baklava for over 200 years. In a small Mediterranean village, where 4, 000 year-old shipwrecks lie along dangerous reefs, Richard dives in search of ancient treasures. He discovers the Turkish secret forkeeping bad luck at bay-a piece of jewelry called the "evil eye".

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Tanzania: The Last Stone Age Tribe (#123H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Richard Wiese journeys to Tanzania to meet its people, rich cultures and amazing wildlife. He descends into the Ngoro Ngoro Crater and comes face-to-face with lions, elephants, and hippos. Richard then travels deep into the Serengeti bush for a rare encounter with a little-known Stone Age tribe called the Hadza. Only a few hundred Hadzabe remain today, living a remote and primitive existence. Richard joins the men on a hunt with only bows and arrows in their daily search for food.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Chile: Kissed by the Sea (#124H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Richard Wiese travels to Chile, renowned for its rich cultures and traditions. In Santiago, Richard explores the Mercado Centrale, ranked as one of the world's top markets. He journeys to the artistic seaport town of Valparaiso, the cradle of "cueca brava," the gritty urban music that unites Chileans young and old. In the village of Horcon, Richard launches into the Pacific with Chile's only commercial fisherwoman and finds out how she's faced down danger on the open seas for 40 years.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 2:00am 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.