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Tap Into America (#101H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Despite only occasional glimpses of the mainstream, tap dance remains an iconic American art form.
Music with Teeth - With custom-composed pieces employing a staggering range of vocal styles, Roomful of Teeth makes music that can be difficult to define.
A Place at the Table - After her father George died, Mira Nakashima inherited his shop and set to work continuing the artistic legacy of a master craftsman in wood.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Ian Brennan and the Democratization of Music (#203) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Music producer Ian Brennan believes that cultural colonization by English-speakers needs redress. Nina Berman's World View - Nina Berman blurs the line between fine art and editorial photography. Her images are as compelling as they are beautiful. Inside the Outsider: Leroy Johnson - Leroy Johnson has lived on the edges of the art world for all his 80+ years. But life in the hinterland has provided him with his own distinctive artistic voice.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

The Nature of Art (#102H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Brandon Ballengee's artistic practice and scientific research share a single purpose- to generate understanding and awareness of endangered species.
Under Pressure - Performance anxiety, is common even among the most accomplished professionals. This fight or flight impulse can be paralyzing, but it can also be conquered.
The Jazz Sensibilities of Moe Brooker - Moe Brooker is rightly regarded as one of the greats of American abstract painting. He has stared down adversity but admits that he's also been lucky.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Ghetto Potter (#103H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

The ceramics of Roberto Lugo pay homage to their classical past but are firmly rooted in the realities of his inner city upbringing.
Changing Minds About Climate Change - Two artists are helping to reinvigorate the conversation about climate change by presenting its truths more... artfully.
Gerald Busby's Lust for Life - Composer Gerald Busby could not have guessed that after surviving heartbreak, HIV and drug addiction, he would experience an artistic rebirth in his twilight years.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sugar Tongue Slim (#104H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

For STS, wordplay is a way of life; hip-hop lines his pockets, poetry feeds his soul.
Bruce Metcalf - Master fine art jeweler Bruce Metcalf refuses to use the traditional metals and gems in his work, finding them all a little too... precious.
Fear of the Known - For generations, the early 20th century American writer H.P. Lovecraft has been terrifying readers. We find out how.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Charming Incongruities of Kevin Barnes (#105H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Kevin Barnes is the founder and leader of the indie rock band Of Montreal. After 20 years and 14 albums, he's still as much an enigma to those close to him as he is to his fans.
Pictures of You - Long before selfies, portraits were a way for those who could afford it, to help shape their public image.
Wale Oyejide - Recognized as one of America's best-dressed men, designer, attorney and afrobeat musician Wale Oyejide is on a mission to help all men unleash their inner fashionisto.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Very Fortunate Daniel Handler (#201H) Duration: 26:46 SRND51 TVPG

Though his neighbors call him Daniel Handler, you're more likely to know him as Lemony Snicket, the prolific author of the wildly popular children's books, A Series of Unfortunate Events. Lisa Hannigan: Stalking the Muse - After a decade of non-stop creativity, singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan came face to face, and then overcame, the horrors of the blank page. Nina Chanel is Selling Out (In a Good Way) - Nina Chanel Abney's gift was obvious from an early age. Now, she's on her own waiting list for a painting.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Scents and Sensibility (#106H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Conducting opera may well be the hardest job in classical music. The quietly spoken Fabio Luisi does it all with grace and aplomb.
Found in Translation - Scholarly translations are a constant battle between literal accuracy and literary interpretation.
Elizabeth Streb: Dancing with Danger - It's rare for an artist to disavow her own genre but Elizabeth Streb may well be the most fervently anti-dance choreographer you've ever met.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Gene Yang: Drawing On Knowledge (#204) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Gene Yang's career choices have always been driven by vocation. Having spent almost two decades teaching high school, he came to the realization that making comics would be a far more potent educational tool. Luke Spiller Struts - If you feel like you missed out on British 1970s glam rock, don't worry -The Struts are here to help. RIP Romance? - For all the alarm about the death of courtship in the 21st century, you might be surprised to learn that it's alive and well, and living in your phone.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Watsky On How to Ruin Everything (#107H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

The performance poet turned rapper Watsky pulls no punches in his first collection of essays. All of his work is characterized by witty wordplay and disarming honesty
All the World's A Stage - It's widely accepted that life itself is a performance. If so, what can theatre teach us about how to be ourselves?
Dindga McCannon - Dindga McCannon helped pioneer art quilting, an innovative, improvisational approach to a traditional medium.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Cutting Edge of Stained Glass (#108H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

For more than thirty years, Judith Schaechter has been applying avant-garde sensibilities to a once traditional art form; stained glass.
Bodies of Work - In the past century or so, tattoos have gone from being a mark of the outsider to a more socially accepted expression of self.
Eric Owens - With a voice and stage presence as big as his personality, Eric Owens is among the most celebrated bass-baritones in the opera world.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Ruebin Margolin Loves Making Waves (#205) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The kinetic sculptures of Ruebin Margolin are extraordinary mechanical attempts to evoke the natural world. Jennifer Higdon: Carefully Composed - Jennifer Higdon is among the most performed living composers in the world today-but don't get her started on those old dead guys. Chemi Rosado-Seijo: No Comply 180 - The art of skater and painter Chemi Rosado-Seijo is founded in community activism. He is an agent for change in places where creative expression may be low on the list of priorities for survival. Finding Sara Rahbar - Sara Rahbar has spent a lifetime looking for the antidote to her existential angst. It turns out that the work itself is the cure.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 9:04am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Mark Mothersbaugh, 21st Century Renaissance Man (#206) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Mark Mothersbaugh has sustained a life in art that's far removed from his beginnings as the frontman of the 1980s cult band DEVO. Liz Casella: Patterns Hidden in Plain Sight - Liz Casella designs for a part of the fashion industry that few people know exists. But much of haute couture feeds off her creativity. Greg Dunn: Thinking about Thinking - In trying to illustrate the complexity of the human brain, Greg Dunn has created great beauty. Nature Knows Best - Nature has been the greatest singular source of inspiration for artists throughout the ages. Today, more than ever, its influence endures.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Kyle Abraham: A Life In Motion (#207) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The works of choreographer Kyle Abraham feel like a memoir. They reflect his own personal experiences and the social changes he's lived through. Maggie Nelson: Transcending the Divide - Writer Maggie Nelson is one of the most celebrated critical thinkers of her generation. But all of her work feels starkly personal. Ruth Slenczynska: The Last of the Great Romantics - Ruth Slenczynska studied under Rachmaninoff when she was a child. At age 92, all she learned can still be heard in her music. Sidney Hutter: Cool as Glass - For nearly four decades, Sidney Hutter's plate glass creations have pushed the boundaries of this cool medium.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah: 2nd Century Jazz (#208) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Growing up in New Orleans, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah was steeped in jazz. Now, he's leading the charge into his genre's next chapter. Tommy Pico: Epic Poet - The world was introduced to Tommy Pico's epic poetry in a thoroughly modern medium. Saya Woolfalk's Empathic World - Visual artist Saya Woolfalk's imaginary world is populated by a race of mutants and governed by utopian values. Ron Nagle: Compositions and Clay - Both Ron Nagle's hit songs and ceramics are born of a dedication to harmony and craft.

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  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 -- 9:00am 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.