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Origins (#101) Duration: 1:03:24 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Beginning deep in the continent's past with the origins of Homo sapiens and the "Out of Africa" migration of all of our human ancestors from east Africa, Gates vividly paints a picture of the earliest African civilizations - from Ancient Egypt and the Kingdom of Kush to the end of the 19th century as Africans faced Europe's infamous "Scramble for Africa" - through their artistic and cultural achievements, their religious practices and political and social structures.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 9:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 9:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 4:52am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 11:24am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 16, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 23, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me

The Cross and the Crescent (#102) Duration: 1:12:43 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Gates charts the rise of Christianity and Islam, whose economic and cultural influence stretched from Egypt to Ethiopia. Learn of African religious figures like King Lalibela, an Ethiopian saint, and Menelik, bringer of the Ark of the Covenant.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 11:34am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 10:34am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 10:34am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 5:57am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 12:29pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 16, 2017 -- 11:04am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 23, 2017 -- 11:34am Remind me

The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations (#103) Duration: 1:13:18 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the complex trade networks and advanced educational institutions that transformed early north and west Africa from deserted lands into the continent's wealthiest kingdoms and learning centers.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 12:47pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 11:47am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 11:47am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 7:11am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 1:43pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 16, 2017 -- 12:17pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 23, 2017 -- 12:47pm Remind me

Cities (#104) Duration: 1:19:58 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Gates explores the power of Africa's greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe and Benin City, whose wealth, art and industry successes attracted new European interest and interaction along the continent's east and west coasts.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 2:57pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 16, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 23, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me

The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations (#105) Duration: 1:20:10 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Gates explores the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms, but also transatlantic slave trade. Learn of the revolutionary movements of the 18th-early 19th centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 3:20pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 2:20pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 2:20pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 4:18pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 10:21pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 6:21am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 16, 2017 -- 2:50pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 23, 2017 -- 3:20pm Remind me

Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations (#106) Duration: 1:19:09 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Gates explores the dynamism of 19th-century Africa, the "scramble" by European powers for its riches, and the defiant and successful stand of uncolonized Ethiopia.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 4:40pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 3:40pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 3:40pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 5:39pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 11:42pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 7:42am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 16, 2017 -- 4:10pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 23, 2017 -- 4:40pm 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.