Upcoming Broadcasts:

Welcome to the Neighborhood (#1305H) Duration: 27:31 STEREO TVPG

When artist Mildred Howard, daughter of legendary Berkeley activist Mable Howard, loses her South Berkeley home due to soaring rental prices, it costs Berkeley a piece of its history and its legacy. This story of an African American family illuminates both personal power to create possibilities in adversity, and the broader issue of gentrification and a housing crisis that threatens a community's diversity.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 20, 2018 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 -- 2:00am Remind me

Community Vision (#1306H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Two very different forms of community leaders are studied in two short films. Futbolistas 4 Life Futbolistas 4 Life is about teens from Latinx immigrant families caught in the crosshairs of federal immigration policy. They take solace in the game of soccer, which lets them-if only for a moment-put their worries on the sidelines. Lady Bountiful Lady Bountiful is a look inside the world of 85 year old artist Joan Von Briesen. A mother, painter and 'the original of recycling,' Joanie has lived in her Victorian house in Cole Valley, San Francisco for almost fifty years. Through conversations with Joanie, her sister, and passers-through in her home, we learn about her unusual gifts and attitudes towards life as she faces cancer and death in mysterious, delightful, and civic-minded ways.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 27, 2018 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 -- 2:00am Remind me

Desert X (#1307H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG

The vast, strange, sometimes contradictory world of the urban desert and its people are explored in 11 public art exhibits and their respective locations scattered throughout Coachella Valley. Art includes Will Boone's "Monument," an underground bunker off Ramon Road in Rancho Mirage and Phillip K. Smith III's "Circle of Land and Sky" in Palm Desert. Desert X is a site-specific biennial exhibition that first took place in the spring of 2017 where artists from different parts of the world were invited to create work in response to the unique conditions of the Coachella Valley.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 3, 2018 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 4, 2018 -- 2:00am Remind me

How We Are (#1308H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Two short films look at living with disability. A View from the Window An immersive glimpse of a school day through the eyes of deaf children. Hale This film chronicles the current life and history of a disability rights pioneer. Hale Zukas, 73, has had cerebral palsy since birth. He attended the University of California at Berkeley as a math major, and is fluent in Russian. He was one of the founding members of the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley, the first group of its kind in the world dedicated to advocate for the rights of disabled people. He was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to serve on the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board in Washington and was instrumental in shaping the B.A.R.T. Accessibility Task Force to assist San Francisco Bay Area transit riders in gaining public access to transit systems.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 11, 2018 -- 2:00am Remind me

Last Day of Freedom (#1101H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVG

Bill Babbitt supported the death penalty until it came knocking at his door. In this richly animated personal narrative, one man makes a decision to stand by his brother in the face of war, crime and capital punishment.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 -- 8:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 11, 2018 -- 2:30am Remind me
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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

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XFINITY 9 and HD 709
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PBS Kids

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KQED World

KQED World

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Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.