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Duration: 1:29:07 STEREO TVG

From the romantic mood of Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' to the dramatic emotions of Orff's 'O Fortuna', this program visits the greatest compositions and composers of all time. The program weaves the stories of their works with visual interpretations of the music set to iconic images of nature, fantasy, historical locations, architecture and art. Interviews with contemporary performers in both the classical and popular arenas offer shared musical memories and personal favorites.
The program is designed to reach both long-time music lovers as well as those beginning the journey of exploring the masterworks. For many, this is the music they grew up enjoying and appreciating. For others, the melodies are recognizable from movies, television, commercials and even Fourth of July celebrations. This special explores the origins of the music, stories and anecdotes about the composers and their works, and how so many of the classics have become part of our common culture.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jun 4, 2017 -- 6:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jun 4, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 12:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 8:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 2:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 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 […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

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

(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.