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Breathin': The Eddy Zheng Story (#507) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Ben Wang's BREATHIN': THE EDDY ZHENG STORY paints an intimate portrait of Eddy-the prisoner, the immigrant, the son, the activist-on his journey to freedom, rehabilitation and redemption.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 20, 2019 -- 7:00pm
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 20, 2019 -- 11:00pm
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 21, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 21, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

For Ahkeem (#602) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

In one of the most volatile places in the country, Daje Shelton is only 17 years old when she faces a judge. Having been suspended from her local high school for a number of petty offenses, Daje's opportunities are narrowing quickly. As a last resort to keep her out of prison the judge enrolls her the Innovative Concept Academy - a school for troubled youth. While at the academy, Daje struggles with her classes, attends funerals of friends killed around her, falls in love with a boy named Antonio and manages a complicated relationship with her mother. As she fights for her future the nearby city of Ferguson erupts into flames, family members including Antonio are incarcerated, and Daje gives birth to a baby boy, Akheem. Through the quiet, intimate account of Daje Shelton's life, For Akheem presents an unvarnished exploration of a complex web of juvenile justice, education, poverty and race in America today. The judge explains, "Either you make it with me or you don't make it at all." What choices will Daje make?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 23, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 24, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 24, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 27, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 27, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 28, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 28, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Care (#510) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

90% of Americans want to age at home, but many of them have to rely on paid care workers because their families can't provide the support they need. Told through the stories of both care workers and their clients, CARE illuminates the many challenges and deep attachments that can be formed between the elderly and the home care workers they depend on - and exposes the cracks in a system that is poorly serving both.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 30, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 31, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 31, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 3, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 4, 2019 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 4, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 4, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Through The Repellent Fence (#609) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Through the Repellent Fence follows the creation of a two-mile long ephemeral art installation by three Native American artists: Raven Chacon, Cristobal Martinez, and Kade L. Twist collectively known as "Postcommodity." The film documents their collaboration as they construct "Repellent Fence," a metaphorical "stitching" together the United States and Mexico. Their work puts "land art in a tribal context," to illuminate a shared Indigenous world-view and the legacy that connects the original people to their land. Viewers are provided an intimate glimpse into the process behind creating the ambitious yet temporary artwork. With the volunteer help of communities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, "Repellent Fence" was installed with a series of twenty-eight enormous inflatable yellow-gold spheres. Emblazoned with an insignia known as the "open eye" -- a symbol that has existed in Indigenous cultures of the Americas for thousands of years -- the spheres extended north and south of the border a mile in each direction. The artist collective was featured in the 2017 Whitney Museum Biennale.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 6, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 7, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 7, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 10, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 10, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 11, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 11, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Bidder 70 (#613) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Bidder 70 traces Tim DeChristopher's growth from concerned citizen and student of economics to climate justice activist and leader. Fueled by a desire to safeguard Utah's national parks, Tim registers as bidder #70 in a controversial oil and gas lease auction in order to resist the sale of thousands of acres of pristine land. Tim's act of civil disobedience leads to a legal battle. In the case of the U.S. A. vs. Tim DeChristopher, he faces penalties of up to 10 years in prison and $750,000 in fines. While fighting the lawsuit, Tim co-founds a grass-roots group dedicated to defending a livable future through non-violent action and redefines patriotism for a new generation. Bidder 70 invites viewers to reflect on the potential of individual citizens' roles in enacting change and to think deeply about the intersectionality of civil rights, land preservation and climate justice.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 13, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 14, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 14, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 17, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 18, 2019 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 18, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 18, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Pyne Poynt (#702) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Little League baseball in America's most dangerous city is more than just a game. In Camden, NJ, America's poorest and most dangerous city, the crack of a bat and the laughter of children for a moment replace the sounds of gunfire and the call of drug dealers. On a set of corridors nicknamed Heroin Highway, the young men and women of the North Camden Little League navigate the hazards of the drug trade to come to and from the sandlot at Pyne Poynt Park. The league plays a vital role in creating change in the struggling community of North Camden by bringing families, coaches, and children of all ages together.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 20, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 21, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 21, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Struggle & Hope (#704) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Among the wealth of untold stories in American history is the rise and slow disappearance of all-black towns that sprung up in Oklahoma following the end of the Civil War. Founded in an effort to convince the U.S. to create an all-black state, most of these towns have now been swallowed up by nearby counties and cities, or are clinging desperately for their survival. Struggle & Hope mines the stories of the last-remaining residents of these towns, while charting their heroic efforts to ensure their town retains its independence, character, and even hopes for a better future.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 27, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 28, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Aug 28, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 31, 2019 -- 7:00pm 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.