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A Conversation with Kevin McDonald (#915) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In this episode, we'll hear from Kids in the Hall and Brain Candy comedy writer and performer, Kevin McDonald on writing sketch comedy, performing standup and improv and the process for generating fresh content with his iconic comedy troupe.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 21, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 21, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 22, 2019 -- 3:30pm Remind me

A Conversation with Sasheer Zamata (#916H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG

In this episode, actress and comedian Sasheer Zamata discusses the nuts and bolts of her comedy sketch writing and acting on Saturday Night Live and how to bring your own voice as a performer.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 28, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 28, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 29, 2019 -- 3:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 1, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me

John Ridley: A Conversation (#503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

John Ridley reflects on his beginnings and the inspirations that have shaped his approach to screenwriting, with a special look into his journey adapting the Academy AwardA?-winning script for 12 Years a Slave. Accompanied by Alex Clark's short film, Siren, about two ambulance paramedics faced with an emergency that's out of this world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 2, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Dana Gould (#917) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In this episode, writer Dana Gould discusses the ins and outs of writing for TV's longest-running scripted comedy series The Simpsons and his role as creator and co-executive producers of the IFC horror-comedy Stan Against Evil.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 4, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 4, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 8, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 9, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Larry Wilmore (#901) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In our season 9 premiere episode, legendary television producer, actor, comedian, and writer Larry Wilmore talks about his more than 25-year career span. As a writer, he's been behind the TV comedies The PJs, The Bernie Mac Show, and HBO's Insecure, which he co-created with star Issa Rae. On camera, Wilmore is known for his memorable appearances as the "Senior Black Correspondent" on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and as the host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. In this episode, Larry Wilmore talks comedy-in front of and behind the camera.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 11, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 11, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 15, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 16, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

The Disaster Artist: A Conversation with Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber (#909) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In this episode, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber discuss The Disaster Artist and its adaptation from true events to film adaptation.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 18, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 18, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 22, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 23, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

Psychological Thrillers (#715H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

The writers behind Red Eye, The X-Files, Disturbia, and Shut In weigh in on the crucial elements for those psychological thrillers that keep you up all night; namely putting regular people into horrifying scenarios - and hopefully getting them out in one piece.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 21, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 22, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Courtney Kemp (#814) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In this episode, creator, showrunner, and producer Courtney A. Kemp discusses the power dynamics in the television industry, the writers room, and a well-crafted story. With credits that includes The Good Wife, The Bernie Mac Show, Justice, and creating the critically acclaimed gritty New York drama Power, Kemp knows her way around a successful TV show.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 30, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me

Writing Dumb: A Conversation with Bobby Farrelly (#714H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

The Bobby half of the Farrelly brothers team talks about improv and what makes comedy funny.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 28, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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.

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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

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.