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Orchestrating Hits (#110H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Classically trained cellist Larry Gold has spent a lifetime orchestrating pop classics. Today he's helping bring out the soul in R&B and Hip-hop.
Goldberg Variations; Timeless Virtuosity - Bach's centuries old, devilishly difficult, Goldberg Variations, continue to fascinate audiences and challenge pianists.
The Illustrious Kevin Cornell - Kevin Cornell's illustrations have a remarkable capacity to evoke childlike emotion, even in adults.
Perceptual Shift - Whether created for commercial, political, or personal ends, sculptor Michael Murphy's installations are perceptual puzzles.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Scents and Sensibility (#106) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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 World: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Ellen Harvey (#111H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Though she's been a successful visual artist for decades, Ellen Harvey remains obsessed with failure.
Bharatanatyam: Indian Dance - The classical Indian dance form Bharatanatyam survived colonial oppression and today exemplifies Indian identity both at home and abroad.
Xenia Rubinos - Xenia Rubinos' complex music is infused with simple messages about big ideas.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Watsky On How to Ruin Everything (#107) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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 World: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Feminist Fatale (#112H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TV14

Carsie Blanton is using an old school musical form- jazz- to help change the way women are perceived today.
Matthew Neenan - From a very young age, life has been a dance for choreographer Matthew Neenan.
Modigliani - Amedeo Modigliani died a broken man. His art, especially sculptures, have endured.
Luis Cruz Azaceta - Since the 1970s, the paintings and drawings of the Cuban American artist Luis Cruz Azaceta, have reflected on some of society's great modern tragedies.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 6:30pm 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 World: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

It Takes Two (#109H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

In the popular imagination, tango is an exotic seduction born on the sultry streets of Buenos Aires. In truth, it's a complex improvised form danced the world over.
Krimes and Punishment - Jesse Krimes describes his six years in federal prison as a kind of "arts residency". Not only did his work keep him sane while on the inside, it's become the foundation for a successful artistic career on the outside.
Stephen Costello's Most Valuable Friend - Celebrated opera tenor Stephen Costello has been both blessed and betrayed by his voice.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Episode #201H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Episode #202H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Episode #203H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 6:30pm 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.

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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.

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KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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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
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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.