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Turkey: Journey to Love Valley (#102H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Join Richard Wiese as he journeys to Turkey, a land where east meets west. Richard explores Istanbul's fabled Spice Market, and a traditional fortune-teller reveals his future through the grounds in his coffee cup. Explore Cappadocia, a region known for "fairy chimneys," some of the most striking geologic formations on earth. Join Richard as he takes to the skies aboard a hot air balloon for an aerial adventure of a lifetime and discovers why Turkish rugs are considered some of the best in the world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 9:00am

Indonesia: Orangutans-People of the Forest (#106H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Explorer Richard Wiese travels to Borneo, Indonesia, one of only two islands on the planet where orangutans live in the wild. Richard experiences life aboard a "klotok" boat during his journey deep into the rainforest in search of these magnificent great apes. Find out why Borneo's rainforests are vanishing and meet the local communities who are banding together to save the mighty orangutan.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 -- 8:00pm
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Namibia: Wild Cheetah (#103H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Explorer Richard Wiese travels to Namibia to meet a woman who has dedicated her life to saving cheetahs from extinction-Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Richard tracks cheetahs on the Namibian plains and helps a medical team with a cheetah check-up. Learn how local farmers have formed an extraordinary partnership with wildlife conservationists and use dogs to protect Livestock, ensuring the survival of Namibia's cheetah population.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 4, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Canada: The Mighty Polar Bear Migration (#107H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Journey with Richard Wiese to the barren wilds of Arviat, Canada where polar bears and the Inuit people live in uneasy harmony. Richard is welcomed into a small Inuit community and discovers how these hunter-gatherers struggle to survive in this inhospitable land and preserve their traditional way of life. Richard explores the frozen tundra and comes face-to-face with magnificent polar bears in the wild.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 5, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

India: Good Karma (#104H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Explorer Richard Wiese travels to the mystical land of India to explore its ancient yet vibrant traditions. His mission-to perform a "seva" or good deed at the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi, a Sikh temple known for feeding thousands. At the world renowned Kalakshetra Foundation, he experiences the magic of Indian music and dance and discovers why they're considered holy arts. Meet an artist who paints holy elephants and find out why Indian pottery is an age-old craft.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 11, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Tanzania: Summit On Mt. Kilimanjaro (#108H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Join Richard Wiese as he journeys to Tanzania to climb the highest mountain on the African continent - Mount Kilimanjaro. With friends and family, Richard sets out on a seven-day climb to the summit at over 19,000 feet. He follows the same path he took with his father at age 11, more than 40 years ago. This is his 14th ascent up Kilimanjaro-only this time, Richard encounters the worst weather he's ever faced on the mountain.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 12, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Scotland: Vikings, Puffins & Ponies (#105H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Travel with host Richard Wiese to the Shetland Islands in northern Scotland. At a renowned breeding farm, Richard meets a herd of pint-sized Shetland ponies; on the craggy cliffs of Sumburgh Head, he encounters thousands of sea birds, including pintsized puffins. He meets a lively woman who reveals the secrets for knitting the classic Shetland sweater and explores life below the waters of the North Sea.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 18, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Morocco: The Last Nomads (#109H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Discover Morocco with explorer Richard Wiese on a Saharan adventure. Atop an Arabian stallion, he joins in the Fantasia, an annual tribal celebration of traditional horsemanship. He journeys through the Sahara to meet a family of Berber nomads; encounters classic Moroccan hospitality and finds out how nomadic people survive in the desert.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 19, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me

Chile: Flowering of the Llamas (#110H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Richard Wiese travels to the driest place on earth, Chile's Atacama Desert. He explores the Valley of the Moons on horseback and meets the Atacamenos, a people who have survived in this harsh environment for hundreds of years. In a tiny oasis community, Richard joins a family in a sacred thanksgiving ceremony called the "Floramiento" or flowering of the llamas, where these beasts of burden are adorned with flowers.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, May 26, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 2:00am 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.