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The Vanguard (#404H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors - of all colors - into the greater context of black history.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 22, 2018 -- 10:00am

Immigrant Nation (#405H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Actors Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro, all with immigrant parents, gain greater understanding of the unique challenges their ancestors faced by way of prejudice and poverty at home and abroad.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 24, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 29, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me

Black Like Me (#406H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected in their ancestry, revealing slaves and free people of color, Civil War legacies and forgotten European origins.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 31, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 5, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me

In Search of Our Fathers (#201H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Three guests know almost nothing about their fathers' past. Stephen King's father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old and never returned; Courtney Vance's father was a foster child and never knew who his biological parents were - after his suicide, Courtney wants to learn more about his roots; and Gloria Reuben's father was 78 years old when she was born - he died when she was young, taking the secret of his ancestry with him. Henry Louis Gates solves the mystery of their paternal ancestry and introduces them to relatives they never knew they had.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 2, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me

Southern Roots (#409H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L

Three guests of disparate Southern backgrounds, DJ and producer Questlove, talk show host Dr. Phil and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, find astonishing tales of bondage in their family histories.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 2, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 3, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 28, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me

Children of the Revolution (#407H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L

Lupita Nyong'o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro investigate the political choices of their fathers, discovering sometimes unexpected heritage as they trace their ancestry further back.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 7, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me

Born Champions (#202H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Three of America's greatest athletes, whose determination and love of sports were deeply shaped by their families, were all cut off from their true origins. Billie Jean King learns the story of her grandmother, who had always kept her orphan status a secret. Derek Jeter confronts his ancestors' lives as slaves and learns that they were owned by a white man named James Jeter - the source of the Jeter name and Derek's third great-grandfather. Rebecca Lobo finds out that her Spanish ancestor fought side by side with a famous revolutionary and was forced to flee Spain because of his democratic ideals.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 8, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 9, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me

Relatives We Never Knew We Had (#408H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Actresses Tea Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann's lives have been shaped by family mysteries. They are introduced to the identities and life stories of their biological ancestors, thanks to DNA detective work.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me

Our American Storytellers (#203H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Three iconic American storytellers have spent their lives chronicling the lives of others, while knowing almost nothing about their own family history. Ken Burns confronts the reality of his southern ancestors' role in the Civil War, including Confederate soldiers held captive and a slave-owning Virginian. Anderson Cooper, scion of one of America's most storied families, the Vanderbilts, longs to know more about his father's southern roots - including the story of an ancestor murdered by one his slaves. Anna Deavere Smith learns the story of her great-grandfather Basil Biggs, a free black man and former conductor on the Underground Railroad. All three guests' ancestors intersect at pivotal moments of American history.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me

The Melting Pot (#205H) Duration: 56:26 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)

Three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors discover family members who have shaped their lives - and America's cuisine. Tom Colicchio of "Top Chef" learns the hardships his family endured (famine, bandits) living in a tiny town in Northern Italy and celebrates the courage of his original immigrant ancestor, a man who crossed the Atlantic many times to bring the Colicchios to the United States; Ming Tsai, the child of immigrants who fled Mao's Cultural Revolution, was raised to believe that his that his family's Chinese past was obliterated by the Communists - instead, he finds that his roots can be traced back more than 2000 years, yielding a large family tree; and Aaron Sanchez discovers that his family's treasured Mexican roots include people who were Spaniards, Africans and Native Americans.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 29, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 -- 1:00am 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

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.