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A Gaucho Gathering In Uruguay (#501H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Each year several thousand gauchos - Uruguayan cowboys - gather in the interior town of Tacuaremb for a festival and parade. David travels to a ranch deep in the interior and follows the gaucho life and their preparations for the parade.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me

Trinidad and Tobago: Where East Meets West (#502H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The island of Trinidad and its small companion, Tobago, form the most ethnically diverse nation in the Caribbean and are home to an extraordinary variety of wildlife species. David samples Trinidadian food with its strong East Indian roots, and is reminded of African traditions as he watches stilt walkers practicing and steel bands rehearsing. He hears the haunting calls of oilbirds and watches leatherback sea turtles excavating their massive beachside nests.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me

Mexico City's Markets: A Millennium of Trade (#503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The ancient Aztec capital city of Tenochtitl?n was home to several great markets. As David and his team travels through Mexico City, which sits on the foundations of the ancient Aztec home, they make a night stop in the historic flower market, brave their way through the controversial market of witches, and contemplates a bewildering array of merchandise at a flea market. Finally, they follow the route of ancient canals and board a boat for a ride through the market's historic source, the floating gardens of Xochimilco.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me

Brazil's Pernambuco: The Forgotten Interior (#504H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Unlike much of Brazil, the interior of the northeastern state of Pernambuco is an arid semi-desert. Away from the great R?o San Francisco, the countryside is called the sert?o, an often drought-stricken scrubland. The inhabitants have fashioned their own culture and history, and still commemorate their fabled bandit-hero, Lampi?o. Their great interior market recapitulates this history.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me

The Mata Atlantica: Brazil's Other Rainforest (#505H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

One of the world's most diverse forests, the Mata Atlantica once covered Brazil's southeastern coast for over a thousand miles and still blankets the steep hills of R?o de Janeiro. Now less than 10% remains, much of it in protected parks. Within the Mata, runaway slaves established their villages, some of which persist and can only be reached by boat.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 1:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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 […]

    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

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.