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Upcoming Broadcasts:

America Ferrera on the Storyteller's Responsibility (#612) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Producer/Emmy-award winning actress, America Ferrera talks about her early roles in film and television including the hit show Ugly Betty, Real Women Have Curves, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and working with Ryan Piers Williams on the independent film The Dry Land.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 7:30am
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 1:30pm
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Jim Sheridan (#711H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Screenwriter Jim Sheridan discusses translating Irish situations and accents for American audiences.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

Creed: A New Legend (#708H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Writer Aaron Covington discusses how he and director Ryan Coogler came up with the idea for Creed.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Comedy That Resonates (#202) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld writer/producer Alec Berg and Bridesmaids director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig pull back the curtain to show how they create comedy that resonates with us all. Followed by the hilarious short film Spit by writer/director Benjamin Hayes. Paul will never have his first kiss until he overcomes his fear of saliva.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me

Frank Marshall On Producing from the Creative Side (#720H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Acclaimed producer Frank Marshall talks about starting his career and the creativity in producing.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Deconstructing Billy Wilder (#709H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

The unique filmmaking style of Billy Wilder and what makes his films relevant today are discussed.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Script to Screen: Motorcycle Diaries (#712H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Screenwriter Jose Rivera discusses his approach to bringing Che Guevara's story to the screen.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me

John Singleton's Classic Influences (#601H) Duration: 25:59 STEREO TVPG

John Singleton, the youngest and first African American filmmaker to win an Academy Award for his work on Boyz in the Hood, discusses his process, influences, and inspirations, from the work of acclaimed playwright August Wilson to pioneering directors Spike Lee and Federico Fellini.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 -- 11:33pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 5:33am Remind me

Norman Lear - A Retrospective (#602H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG

Perhaps one of the most influential contributors to the landscape of situational comedies and progressive writing in Hollywood, Norman Lear transformed a genre known for play-it-safe humor into a platform for how Americans experience social issues. In this week's On Story, Lear remembers a few of his favorite episodes and how he created some of the most beloved characters in the history of television.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me

Zombies and Groot - Bringing Comics to Life (#603H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVPG

Nicole Perlman (Guardian of the Galaxy) and Angela Kang (The Walking Dead) explore navigating a male-dominated industry as female genre writers. The women discuss tackling comic book adaptations, the importance of character development, and the fine line between staying true to the spirit of the source material while also breathing new life into preexisting storylines.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 5:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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.

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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

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.