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We Like It Like That (#422) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

This program tells the story of Latin boogaloo is New York City. It is a product of the melting pot, a colorful expression of 1960s Latino soul, straight from the streets of El Barrio, the South Bronx and Brooklyn.
Starring Latin boogaloo legends like Joe Bataan, Johnny Colon and Pete Rodriguez, the doc explores this lesser-known, but pivotal moment in Latin music history, through original interviews, music recordings, live performances, dancing and rare archival footage and images.
From its origins to its recent resurgence in popularity, the film tells the story of a sound that redefined a generation and was too funky to keep down.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 17, 2019 -- 5:00pm
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 18, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 21, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 21, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

We Breathe Again (#512) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Suicide - one of the leading causes of death for Alaska Natives. Almost every family has lost brothers, sisters, parents, and children to it. WE BREATHE AGAIN introduces four Alaska Natives who are trying to break free from histories of trauma and suicide , creating a new, more positive trail for their communities.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 24, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 28, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 28, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

The Unafraid (#711) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Banned from attending Georgia's top five public universities and from paying in-state tuition at other public colleges in the state, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students like Alejandro, Silvia, and Aldo unite through their activist work with an immigrants' rights group. A humanizing portrait of undocumented students and their families, we enter their homes and learn of their struggles, as working families like theirs support their sons and daughters in pursuit of their dreams for life, liberty, and happiness.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 5, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 5, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 6, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 6, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

The Corridor (#608) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

At least 70 percent of people in jail have little to no high school education, and at least 70 percent of the people released end up back in jail. THE CORRIDOR shows the inner-workings and challenges of San Francisco's Five Keys Charter School a?' the first high school of its kind in the United States that provides inmates the opportunity to earn a high school diploma to prepare them for successful reintegration into their communities. Most of the inmates, whose crimes range from triple murder to peddling marijuana, were born into circumstances where bad choices were their biggest option. Bethany, a mother of six, was a ninth-grade dropout and confesses that she doesn't know how to get or keep a job or maintain a household. William's dad left him when he was 11 years old and by the age of 13 sought "success" by dealing drugs and getting all the girls. On average, most inmates read at just a fifth-grade level, and most have had a negative educational experience. Designed upon the premise that the key to reintegration is education, Five Keys Charter School strives to create alternatives to the revolving door of incarceration. Enrollment is mandatory for all inmates who never received a high school diploma. In addition to classes that range from algebra to civics, the school also offers lessons in art and meditation. For many of the inmates, the experience validates their humanity: they are respected for the value of their minds, and their opinions matter. As the inmates begin to think about what they might want to do differently in life, THE CORRIDOR invites viewers to ask: is education the first step along the pathway to restorative justice?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 15, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 19, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 19, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Intelligent Lives (#712) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Narrated by Academy-Award nominee Chris Cooper, INTELLIGENT LIVES follows three young adults with intellectual disabilities: Micah, Naieer, and Naomie, who, with the support of family, educators, and colleagues, work toward a future marked with increased inclusion and independence. Their pioneering lives challenge staid notions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 26, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 26, 2019 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 27, 2019 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 27, 2019 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Perfectly Normal for Me (#713) Duration: 56:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: none)

Alexandria, Jake, Caitlin and Veronica, ages 5 to 15, reveal what it's like to live with physical disabilities. Their parents search out opportunities where they are accepted and feel valued, such as an after-school dance program in Queens, New York. With the help of a loving community, including dedicated teenage volunteers, the students prepare for a spring recital. Throughout all, they become eloquent advocates for the powers of inclusion, respect and empathy.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 29, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 30, 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.