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Voices of the Sea (#3111) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Follow a 30-something Cuban mother of four longing for a better life. The tension between wife and husband - one desperate to leave, the other content to stay - builds into a family drama after her brother and the couple's neighbors escape.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 20, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 21, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 21, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Brimstone & Glory (#3104) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, is the site of a festivity unlike any other in the world. For the three-quarters of Tultepec residents who work in pyrotechnics, the 10-day celebration anchors their way of life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 26, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 26, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 28, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 12, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 13, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 -- 8:00am Remind me

The Silence of Others (#3211) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14-V (Secondary audio: none)

Learn about the struggle of victims and survivors of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco as they organize the groundbreaking "Argentine Lawsuit" and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 5, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

America (#3212) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Diego lives away from his family, where he scrubs wax in a surf shop by day and stilt-walks the malecon by night. He returns home after his grandmother, America, falls from her bed, leading to his father's arrest for elder neglect.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 7, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 8, 2019 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 12, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Nowhere to Hide (#3110) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)

Follow male nurse Nori Sharif through five years of dramatic change in one of the world's most dangerous areas: central Iraq. Here, hopes of a better future after the U.S. retreat in 2011 give way to the sudden rise of ISIS.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

The Feeling of Being Watched (#3213) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

When journalist Assia Boundaoui investigates rumors of surveillance in an Arab American neighborhood outside Chicago, she uncovers one of the largest counterterrorism probes conducted before 9/11, one that has had profound impacts on the community.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 15, 2019 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 19, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Blowin' Up (#3214) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Working within a broken criminal justice system, a team of rebel heroines work to change the way women arrested for prostitution are prosecuted. The film celebrates acts of steadfast defiance, even as it reveals the hurdles these women must face.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 21, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 -- 4:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 24, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 24, 2019 -- 11:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 26, 2019 -- 9:00am Remind me

Still Tomorrow (#3109) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

A village woman without a high school diploma has become China's most famous poet. Meet the breakout writer Yu Xihua, a woman with cerebral palsy, poignantly weaving her personal story with that of an ascendant, urbanizing China.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 -- 1:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 26, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 27, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 28, 2019 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 28, 2019 -- 8:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 29, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me

The Grown-Ups (#3009H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

In a school for individuals with Down Syndrome, four middle-aged friends yearn for a life of greater autonomy in a society that marginalizes them as disabled. Get a humorous and at times tragic look at the limbo of conscious adults.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV – Transmitter Status
    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

    • KQED FM on Comcast services

      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at kqed.org/listenlive or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

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.