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How to Survive A Plague (#1507H) Duration: 1:26:16 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)

This film is the story of two grassroots coalitions -- ACT UP and Treatment Action Group -- made up of innovative activists, many of them HIV-positive, who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me

Playwright: from Page to Stage (#1505H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)

The lives of two young playwrights -- one, an African American from Miami's inner city; the other, an Indian American from Cleveland -- are brought together inextricably in the process of creating a new language for the stage.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me

The New Black (#1521) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, this film takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 29, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 30, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me

Limited Partnership (#1617) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me

Kumu Hina (#1614H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 -- 10:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 4:30am Remind me

TRAPPED (#1719H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG

Go inside the contentious issue of abortion rights through the story of health care providers and others in Texas, Mississippi and Alabama who are fighting against controversial new TRAP laws that are closing clinics.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 23, 2016 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 23, 2016 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 26, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me

East of Salinas (#1704) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

East of Salinas is a story about immigration, childhood, and circumstance. With little support at home, Salinas, California third grader Jose Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, once a migrant farm kid himself. Oscar helps Jose imagine a future beyond the lettuce fields where his parents work. But Jose was born in Mexico - and he's on the cusp of understanding the implications of that. As we watch this play out, we begin to understand the cruelty of circumstance - for Jose and many millions of migrant kids like him. East of Salinas asks: What is lost when kids like Jose are denied opportunities?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 10, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 12, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 12, 2016 -- 8:00am Remind me

(T)ERROR (#1710) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Watch a covert terrorism sting unfold as a longtime counterterrorism informant takes on what he swears is his last job for the FBI and invites filmmakers to follow efforts to befriend a suspected jihadist, without informing his superiors.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

The Waiting Room/Let Me Down Easy (#1419H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Highland Hospital, a vital part of the city of Oakland, California and the surrounding county, is stretched to the breaking point. It is the primary care facility for 250,000 patients of nearly every nationality, race, and religion, with 250 patients crowding its emergency room every day. This remarkably diverse population -- and the hospital staff charged with caring for them -- is battling its way through seismic shifts in the nation's healthcare system, while weathering the storm of a national recession.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 10, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me

Wilhemina's War (#1711) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

A Southern grandmother struggles to help her family through the scourge of HIV, but may be unable to save those she loves. AIDS is one of the leading causes of death for black women in the rural south, where living with HIV is a grim reality.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 19, 2016 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 19, 2016 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Evolution of a Criminal (#1607) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Join filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe as he returns to the scene of the crime to explore what led him to rob a bank as a teenager in Texas, through interviews with family, friends and mentors. Executive produced by Spike Lee.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 16, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me

The Great Invisible (#1613) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Explore the stories behind the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill, from fallout to aftermath, and its continuing effects on a region dependent on nature. The film includes unprecedented access to footage from the oil rig before the spill. By Margaret Brown.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 16, 2016 -- 6:30am Remind me

The State of Arizona (#1510) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

This film captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona's headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 19, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 19, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me

1971 (#1616H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

A group of ordinary citizens broke into a small FBI office in Pennsylvania in 1971 and shared with the world their findings on COINTELPRO, the FBI's illegal surveillance program. Now, they tell their story publicly for the first time.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 25, 2016 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 26, 2016 -- 4:00am Remind me

The Homestretch (#1612) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Follow three smart and ambitious Chicago teens who brave frigid winters, high school pressures and homelessness as they fight to stay in school, graduate and build a future. By Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 28, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 28, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 5/09/16: KQEH DT54 planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Monday 5/09 The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels at some point Monday (most likely early afternoon) for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna late-afternoon when work is completed. The change […]

    • KQED DT9: planned overnight outage, Over the Air early 5/04

      (DT9-1, 9-2, and 9-3) Early Wed 5/04, beginning 12:30am We will be shutting down our KQED DT9 Over the Air Sutro Tower (SF) transmission at apx. 12:30am early Wednesday May 4th, in order to install some new equipment. We expect to be back on the air between 4am-6am Wednesday morning. Most receivers will automatically re-acquire […]

    • 4/17/16 – KQED Plus (DT54) Over the Air Issue: Virtual ID missing

      We are aware that many Over the Air (OTA) viewers are currently unable to tune in our channels on the usual DT54.1 through 54.5. This is due to a problem with our PSIP generator, which engineers hope to have repaired on Monday 4/18. In the meantime, OTA viewers might be able to watch any of […]

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 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQET

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: IF this channel provided to customer, channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

Quality children's programming parents love too