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Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Vanguard (#404) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)

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 World: Sun, Mar 24, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 24, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Mar 25, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me

Mystery Men (#502H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams discover a wealth of hidden family history. Both grew up knowing little about their biological fathers, and seeing their lost ancestry restored proves deeply empowering.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 26, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

Relatives We Never Knew We Had (#408) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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 9: Tue, Mar 26, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Mar 27, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 31, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Mar 31, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Reporting on the Reporters (#503H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling that the stories within their own family trees are every bit as compelling as the news stories they have been covering for the world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 27, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 28, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 31, 2019 -- 10:00am Remind me

The Eye of the Beholder (#509) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares the family histories of director Alejandro G. Inarritu, iconoclastic performance artist Marina Abramovic and painter Kehinde Wiley. These visionary artists find their identities challenged -- and affirmed.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 2, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 7, 2019 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 7, 2019 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 8, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 8, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

All in the Family (#510) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Radio host Joe Madison receives startling family news, and series host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. learns his own DNA story. Also features the "Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings" STEM Camp, with science and history inspiring the next generation.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Apr 9, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 14, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 15, 2019 -- 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 9: Tue, Apr 16, 2019 -- 8:00pm 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.

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.