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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Off The Farm (#602) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the humble roots of comedic actors Melissa McCarthy and Eric Stonestreet, retracing the ancestral journeys that laid the groundwork for their success.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 21, 2019 -- 6:00am
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 21, 2019 -- 12:00pm

Family Reunions (#307) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through the use of DNA technology that reveals information that shakes their very foundations.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 27, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 27, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 28, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 28, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Unfamiliar Kin (#402) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Actors Fred Armisen and Christopher Walken and musician Carly Simon each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them ? redefining how they see themselves.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 29, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 3, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 3, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 4, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 4, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Black Like Me (#406) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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 9: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 6, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 11, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 11, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Grandparents and Other Strangers (#501) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Andy Samberg and author George R. R. Martin answer some family mysteries when DNA detective work uncovers new branches of their family trees. The DNA analysis upends family history and reveals new relatives.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 12, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 13, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 17, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 17, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me

No Laughing Matter (#507) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman that their family tress are filled with people whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success. Gates also reveals to each one news of an unexpected DNA cousin.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 19, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 24, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 24, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 25, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me

The Pioneers (#308H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)

Discover how Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros are connected to pioneers who broke new ground and paved the way for their modern-day descendants to continue shaping our culture.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 27, 2019 -- 2:00am 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.

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

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.