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KQED TV Programs and Productions

Current KQED Productions

Check Please! Bay Area

Check Please! Bay Area

KQED's local series featuring regular people reviewing Bay Area restaurants.

Essential Pépin

Essential Pépin

This series is the culmination of chef Jacques Pépin's 60+ years of experience in the kitchen. Jacques welcomes his daughter Claudine, granddaughter Shorey and lifelong friends and colleagues to cook with him.

Film School Shorts

Film School Shorts

Short Films + Big Productions. Emerging filmmakers from top film schools bring you quirky comedies, poignant dramas and edge-of-your seat thrillers in this weekly series.

ImageMakers

ImageMakers

See tomorrow's filmmakers today on KQED's independent film showcase, featuring everything from feature documentaries to short animation.

KQED Newsroom

KQED Newsroom

A weekly news program on television, radio and online, featuring Thuy Vu and Scott Shafer.

Quest

Quest

Discover cutting-edge research by Northern California scientists who are changing the way we live. Explore more science, environment and nature stories with KQED's multimedia series, and stay informed about the latest science news, trends and events.

Spark

Spark

KQED's multimedia arts initiative spotlights Bay Area artists and arts organizations. The art forms explored include drama, dance, music, and the visual and digital arts, as well as literary works in performance. Spark takes the audience inside the creative process to witness the challenges, opportunities and rewards of making art.

This Is Us

This Is Us

KQED profiles remarkable people and places in Northern California.

This Week in Northern California

This Week in Northern California

From 1990 to September 2013, This Week in Northern California was KQED's weekly current affairs program offers insightful, thought-provoking roundtable discussions and news analysis of political topics. A searchable partial video archive of the program is available including episode descriptions and program guests.

Truly CA

Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories

KQED's showcase for the best documentary films about California made by independent filmmakers.

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TV Technical Issues

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    • 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

      KQET (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) was unable to transmit from late Saturday 6/02 through early Monday 6/04 due to a break in the third party fiber feed somewhere between KQED’s Master Control room in San Francisco and the uplink reception point at California State University Monterey Bay. The break was found and fixed shortly after … Continue reading 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

    • DIRECTV KQED Plus 54 HD Issue

      We are experiencing a technical issue with DIRECTV which has affected our broadcast in High Definition.  We appreciate your patience, and for watching KQED Public Television!

    • KQED World Technical Issue

      UPDATE: The technical issue that we were experiencing has been resolved. KQED WORLD has now resumed regularly scheduled programming. Please find a discrepancy report below. 13:00-13:32 ET Secrets of the Dead #1602: Van Gogh’s Ear 13:32 ET: Regularly scheduled programming resumes ***Due to a technical issue, KQED WORLD will be airing evergreen programming (Secrets of … Continue reading KQED World Technical Issue

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

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.