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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Who Is Arthur Chu? (#612) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Who is Arthur Chu? follows 11-time Jeopardy! winner Arthur Chu, who won almost $300,000. By using an unconventional game strategy, the former insurance analyst amassed tens of thousands of fans and haters on Twitter. In an effort to put his 15 minutes of TV fame to good use, Arthur aspires to become a public figure. By addressing topics such as racism and sexism particularly in gaming culture, his posture debunks the "model" Asian American stereotype.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, May 22, 2019 -- 5:00am
  • KQED World: Wed, May 22, 2019 -- 11:00am
  • KQED World: Sat, May 25, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, May 25, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 26, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, May 26, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Island Soldier (#616) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Filmed in Kosrae, Micronesia, Island Soldier follows the Nena family as they grieve the loss of their son, Sapuro "Sapp" Nena. His death in Afghanistan makes waves through the community where nearly everyone is connected to the U.S. Military. Known as a "recruiter's paradise," Micronesia, a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean, contributes a disproportionate number of soldiers to the American armed forces, who cannot receive benefits. Yet, scores of young men leave their families behind in pursuit of the American Dream.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, May 28, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, May 29, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, May 29, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 1, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 1, 2019 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 2, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 2, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Night School (#511) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Every year, over a million students drop out of high school. They may complete their graduate equivalency degrees, but then they discover they're still struggling to get good jobs. For some in Indianapolis, there's another option: a night school program that will get them their full high school diploma - if they can complete a tough curriculum that includes algebra and biology. NIGHT SCHOOL is an intimate look at a year in the lives of three students: a single father trying to make abetter life for his young daughter, an older woman looking to complete the schooling she abandoned almost 40 years before, and a young woman who needs her diploma to enroll in nursing school.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jun 11, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 12, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 12, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 15, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 15, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 16, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 16, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

The Invisible Patients (#605) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Through the story of Jessica Macleod, Ph.D., a dedicated nurse practitioner in Evansville, Indiana, and her four homebound and marginalized patients, THE INVISIBLE PATIENTS sheds light on some of the most urgent healthcare issues facing our nation today: from the living conditions of the elderly poor and end-of-life care, to the soaring costs of hospitalization, complexity of insurance and overprescription of opiates. It challenges us to wrestle with not just healthcare policy, but as importantly, asks how to care for all persons with dignity and respect.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jun 18, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Vegas Baby (#508) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Some think an in-vitro fertilization contest sounds crazy, but countless Americans desperate to start a family believe this social media experiment is their only hope. This film follows several aspiring parents who desperately want to have a baby but are struggling with infertility and the high cost of treatments. They place themselves in the hands of a Las Vegas doctor and his annual contest, which offers a prize of a free round of in-vitro fertilization with no guarantee of success. Contestants post their video entries on YouTube, counting on the votes of strangers to make their dreams of parenthood come true.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jun 25, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 26, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 26, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV – Transmitter Status
    • 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.